Axl Rose, el cantante del grupo estadounidense Guns N’Roses, será el vocalista de AC/DC durante la próxima gira europea. Tras muchos rumores se confirma el fichaje de AXL sustituyendo a Brian Johnson, quien ha debido dejar los escenarios por peligro de perder la audición totalmente. Este es el comunicado de la banda:
«AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.
«AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals. The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced (see below for full itinerary). Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N’ Roses, ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Summer Stadium Tour. The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose.»
La gira europea de la banda es la siguiente: Lisboa (mayo 7), Sevilla (mayo 10), Marsella (mayo 13), Werchter (mayo 16), Viena (mayo 19), Praga (mayo 22), Hamburgo (mayo 26), Berna (mayo 29), Leipzig (junio 1), Londres (junio 4), Manchester (junio 9), Aarhus (junio 12).